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October 23, 2015 12:28 ET

Hosted in Hemp, Inc.'s Hometown of Las Vegas: 4th Annual Marijuana Business Daily Conference

LAS VEGAS, LA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2015) - Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) reported today that the industry-related event, 4th Annual Marijuana Business Daily Conference, will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, home to Hemp, Inc.'s corporate headquarters, on November 11 - 13, 2015 at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino. The conference will allow participants to network with over 4,000 of their business peers, from growers and dispensaries to infused makers from across the country, along with over fifty expert speakers on advanced topics to help grow small firms.

Marijuana Business Daily Kicks off 4th Annual Conference on November 11th

Posted: October 20, 2015 Marijuana Business Daily's 4th annual conference will take place on November 11th through the 13th at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to network with 4,000 peers, including growers, dispensaries, and infused makers from across the United States, in a 30,000 square foot expo floor. In addition, over 50 expert speakers will be giving presentations and hosting Q&A sessions on advanced topics designed to help participants grow their business.

Those looking for a little extra from the conference may also attend the Investor Breakfast or take a Crash Course to learn more.

The Investor Breakfast, focused on early and mid-stage loans and equity investments in privately held organizations, will feature speaker Alicia Syrett of Pantegrion Capital, an angel investment vehicle focused on seed and early stage investments.

The Crash Course, designed for entrepreneurs, will focus on executive level information for business leaders and prospective investors. The workshop will get everyone up to speed on the basics and enable entrepreneurs to take full advantage of the fast pace and deep-dive information featured on Thursday or Friday.

Public companies attending the conference include CannaVEST Corp. and General Cannabis Corp. as Gold Sponsors and presenters, as well as Lexaria Corp. as an attendee that will be presenting in the expo.

Those interested in attending the conference can use this link www.mjbizconference.com to register for the conference and get $150 off if done before October 29th.

SOURCE: Cannabis Financial Network (Read full article here.)

In other industry-related news:

Trudeau's victory could be a major boon to Canada's marijuana industry

Justin Trudeau's historic Liberal victory could be a big win for Canadian's medical marijuana industry as Trudeau's previous pledge to "legalize and regulate" could increase a burgeoning sector of the country's economy.

With the announcement of the new Liberal government late Monday evening, stocks for Canada's top three medical marijuana producers increased sharply Tuesday.

Canopy Growth Corp. was up 11 per cent to $2.43, Aphria Inc. rose 5.3 per cent to $1 and Mettrum Health Corp. gained 7.6 per cent to $1.98, according to Bloomberg.

Bruce Linton, the CEO of Canopy Growth Corp, says Canada was one of the first countries to create legalized access to marijuana and "medical was the first method of access."

"The legal access will be expanded from medical to recreational. And how you receive your recreational will be the discussion. Whether it's through the mail or perhaps the medical marijuana association of growers creates dispensaries or depots. There are all kinds of possibilities."

Trudeau has previously said legalising and regulating cannabis -- selling and taxing it much like alcohol -- would prevent children from accessing the drug, boost tax revenues, and keep money out of the hands of "organised gangs and gun runners."

"We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Canada's current system of marijuana prohibition does not work. It does not prevent young people from using marijuana and too many Canadians end up with criminal records for possessing small amounts of the drug," the Liberals state on their website.

However, the Liberals have yet to reveal details on how it would be regulated and taxed. Advocates of medical marijuana, including UBC assistant professor of medicine MJ Milloy, say the current legal system of distribution is under used and not reaching as many people as it could.

"If Mr. Trudeau is in fact serious and if he removes some of those barriers, we could see more people accessing marijuana through the federal system," said Milloy.

There are currently 26 licensed producers listed on Health Canada's website with roughly 15,000 people with prescriptions for medicinal pot.

Milloy believes the outgoing Conservative government are "behind the times" when it comes to the issue and adds that using marijuana to treat chronic pain could help alleviate the rise in deaths associated with prescription drugs.

"Marijuana is a very well tolerated drug without the side effects that we see in other drugs like opioids," he said. "We know Canada has seen an increase over the last ten years in prescription opioids and it has been paralleled by a rise in deaths from the misuse of prescription opioids." (Posted Oct. 20, 2015 - Read full article here.)

More industry and industry-related updates:

2 New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Downtown Las Vegas Get Approval
The Las Vegas City Council approved two new marijuana dispensaries at its meeting Wednesday.

Nine different businesses were hoping to get their licenses approved by the Las Vegas City Council.

Two of the nine dispensaries received approval Wednesday, one on South Las Vegas Boulevard and the other on Industrial Road. The other seven will be reconsidered at a later date. 

Three dispensaries have already opened in the valley. (Posted: Oct. 21, 2015 - Read full article here.)

Malawi Hemp Cultivation Sparks Debate
Malawi's government has approved growing industrial hemp for export on a trial basis. The decision followed years of heated debate, and the proposal continues to meet resistance from anti-drug activists and religious leaders. (Posted Oct. 21, 2015 - Read full article here.)

Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Industrial Hemp 
Two Democratic lawmakers have breathed new life into an effort to legalize hemp as an agricultural crop in Florida.

Proponents of the program are pitching it as an economic boost to Florida.

Sen. Jeff Clemens of West Palm Beach and Rep. Michelle Rehwinkle Vasilinda of Tallahassee, who filed similar bills during the regular session earlier this year, are backing measures for the 2016 session (SB 544, HB 271) that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, used for more than 12,000 years for food, textiles and paper, according to a Senate staff analysis. (Posted Oct. 20, 2015 - Read full article here.)

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